'Shazam' App for Mosquitos - Researchers Seeking Citizen Scientists to Create Worldwide Map
Worldwide, over three billion people are at risk of contracting mosquito-borne infectious diseases, like malaria, dengue, and Zika. Stanford University researchers are looking to accurately and sensitively monitor the complex transmission dynamics involving mosquitoes and humans. Now, a simple recording of a mosquito's buzz on a cellphone could help contribute to a global-scale mosquito tracking map. The researchers are looking for 'citizen scientists' to contribute to Abuzz, a mosquito monitoring platform they developed to produce the most detailed global map of mosquito distribution.